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"The Sealed Room" (1909) director D. W. Griffith, starring Arthur V. Johnson

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"The Sealed Room" (1909) director D. W. Griffith, starring Arthur V. Johnson




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"The Sealed Room" is a short drama and horror film directed by D.W. Griffith. The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of actor Arthur Johnson and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame.

Different sites refer to works by either Honoré de Balzac or Edgar Allan Poe or both as the basis for the film's scenario.

Arthur Johnson plays a king, who creates a special quiet room for himself and his love interest Marion Leonard.  Eventually he discovers that she uses the room for dates with the court's musician Henry Walthall.  Arthur Johnson is not pleased and decides to use the room for a different purpose.


Directed by                       D.W. Griffith
Cinematography by         Billy Bitzer
Starring                             Arthur V. Johnson, Marion Leonard, Henry Walthall, Mary Pickford
Distributed by                   Biograph Company
Release date                      September 2, 1909
Country                             United States
Running time                    11 m.


You can see a slideshow of stills from this film and other interesting stuff on our website silent-hall-of-fame.org.

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